In the coming era, "ability to live and enjoy life as it is" and "individual power" are needed. The book, titled "Ultimate Self-Strategy for Surviving the Future", encourages each and every one to enjoy their lives as they want to be.
The author, Sawaen, is a presentation specialist who handles about 300 presentations and lectures annually. He works as a visiting professor at a university, a corporate adviser, and an online salon operator while belonging to various communities. Even though he was a graduate of humanities, such an author jumped into the IT industry and started his career as an engineer. I remember that I became an SE without knowing the basics of computers because I had "Being".
The times are changing drastically with the corona shock. This may be a major change since the changes brought about by the Internet in the late 1990s. It is becoming more and more important to have a firm standard of "I want to be" because the times are changing. After reading this book, you should feel that you can take action to find the "I want you". I would like you to unravel this book as a step toward exploring your essence and creating a fulfilling life.
Main points of this book
Let's take action centered on "Being" in order to create a fulfilling life that makes us truly happy in an era of many changes.
"Thinking" is almost synonymous with living. Doubt "natural" and always think for yourself.
Always change the way you think and behave, starting from the "individual" and keep updating yourself.
“Collaborate” in a community that creates organic connections as “individuals” to create a happy and satisfying foothold in life.
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Living in the fluctuating sense of values
The impact of the spread of new coronavirus infections has dramatically changed the "behavior" of humans. It highlights that common wisdom in work and what used to be taken for granted weren't really that important. "Attendance" is the best of them. This event made it clear that it was not "going to work = working." Many people argue that the value offered to the company and the behavior of commuting were not linked.
Although it has been said that the present age is the era of "individuals", the "individuals" before the corona shock have been considered after all based on the sense of values up to that point. What should people rely on in order to live their own lives in the midst of a large fluctuation in values: The author's answer is "individual power," that is, "the way you want to be." The power to enjoy life and live."
A cycle centered on "Being"
It is important to take the belief as an "individual" and seek out new ways of working and living in the midst of fluctuating "naturalness." The true self that remains after removing all educational backgrounds and titles. The author describes it as "Being".
There is no choice but to search for "Being" by yourself. The author says that the gold vein of myself is always buried in myself. To find a gold vein, you need the courage to dig it out. It is better to actively search for "tools for digging" rather than the gold vein itself. However, you must be aware that you are the one who digs out. Be careful not to be fooled by the "kind of gold vein" given by others.
In this book, the thinking cycle to create a fulfilling life where you can feel truly happy, focusing on "Being", "Think", "Transform", "Collaborate" )” is explained from the three elements. Let's look at each element in turn.
Who is “thinking”?
If the “Think” process is thoroughly implemented, “Being” will become clear. Thinking for yourself is synonymous with living your own life. If you do not act by deciding "I think so," you will lie to yourself. Therefore, what is important is to think with "I" as the subject and to ask yourself a habit.
The essence of me is to define it myself and to verbalize it myself. You can define it yourself and you don't need to get anyone's permission. Look carefully at your own way of working and life, and "decide and think" by yourself. That is "Think," the attitude to survive in your life.
Use the word "something" that springs out of you
Why do so many get anxious, lose their confidence, or lose sight of what they want to do? The author points out that the cause is that he is not able to "verbalize" his essence.
I often hear from younger generations that they don't want to do anything, but I recommend that you draw yourself based on who you like and who you yearn for. Break down the person you are attracted to, and find out what kind of element you are attracted to and put it into words. In some of these elements, my essential hints are hidden. Ultimately, my goal is to be able to give a clear answer that I can contribute to the world in this way.
Admit yourself as you are and "think"
You don't have to despise yourself when you have a negative feeling of jealousy or jealousy. Think of it as "sometimes I have a habit of thinking about such things", and let's pass that feeling. The important thing is to have a negative feeling and then turn to yourself, "Why did you think so?"
After accepting that you have negative emotions, keep your mind flat and think about what you should do. Everyone can be envious and angry with others. However, if you have a habit of consciously switching immediately so that the following "thinking" does not become negative as it is, the next "action" will change. There is no right answer. Only you can decide your thoughts and subsequent actions.
Transform always updated
You can change at any time
While the instability increases due to the corona shock, if you give up a pinch as an excuse, the situation will not improve. First, work on what you are good at and what you want to do more, and change your way of thinking and behavior. How seriously we can tackle this is to separate the light and darkness of the way an individual lives. Always start from the "individual" and let yourself "transform".
Everyone has the right to do "what they want to do," and it is something that no one can bother with. We are in an era where we can realize a hybrid way of life by combining what we want to do. Taking the best out of a hybrid car and maximizing the value of one's time is a top priority in life.
Sell straight, passionately, and straight
Japanese companies have long had a tendency to create "people who can do anything" called "generalists." As a result of that policy, relocations and personnel changes may occur frequently. However, there is no point in having a personnel system that simply resets the individual carrier that has been polished.
From now on, it is important to have a mind to polish what you are good at and outsource what you are not good at. That's why you should say that you are not good at not only transmitting what you are good at but also what you are not good at. In the coming era, where “individuals” and “individuals” are organically connected, “imperfect” may be more attractive as a human resource.
Coarse ideas and seemingly naive ideas actually have the potential to become the core of innovation. Because we are in a world where we can realize ideas, we will be required to have a straightforward, passionate and straightforward attitude toward what we want to do.
Communication iron rules
As we interact with a wide variety of people, the communication rule that we want to keep at a minimum is that the other person feels safe. The concrete action to do this is to "smile the other person." Sounds simple, but this is surprisingly difficult. Very often, the eyes are not laughing or the facial expression is stiff. It is good to properly verbalize which facial muscles to move and what kind of smile. It's a good idea to shoot a smile on your smartphone's out-camera, where you can't see your expression, and see which muscles are working.
On the other hand, what you must not do in communication is "to embarrass others". What you should not be ashamed of is to build a "trust relationship" with the other person. There are various techniques to improve communication skills, but trust with the other party is more important than anything else.
Collaborate Collaborate as an "individual"
Trying to disseminate information that "makes someone happy"
In the past, it was to belong to the community to join the "individual" of yourself into the completed system, but now the "individual" with various values is based on a common promise. The number of loosely connected styles is increasing. Participate as an "individual" in a place where "personal" organically connected communication has become mainstream, and look for clues to create a fulfilling life from the perspective of "Collaborate."
The number of channels for information transmission has increased, and now anyone can easily transmit information, but now everyone has to take responsibility for their own information transmission. In such a case, it is important to keep in mind that information is sent to make someone happy. If you send out something of value, the number of friends and friends will increase, so it is better to make positive communication. On the other hand, it is also an attitude to avoid wasting precious time in life by letting away unnecessary information for myself.
Is it a place where you can output safely?
In an organic ecosystem of “individuals” within and between communities, the independence of participants in providing value is important. Rather than waiting for someone to do something, the community will be activated by allowing the members to run themselves and having "self-propelledness". By seeing other members proactively disseminating information, you can lead to the courage to "do it yourself!" and create a virtuous cycle.
It is important to communicate what you want to do in a place where "psychological safety" is guaranteed. As long as you are no longer in a safe position if you only commit to the company, people who can "provide value" in many places will survive. In large Japanese companies, it may be difficult for new employees to have a say. However, in a truly wonderful community, the positions of the members are completely flat and there is a respectable relationship with each other. Being able to output "Being" is possible when the output is done in a place where such psychological safety is ensured. People with this kind of place will continue to grow.
The highest level of "thank you" skill
Some people may wonder, "I don't have much skill so far." However, the ability to know what you don't have and to seek help from others is important. Asking for help is evidence of output. Instead of suffering forever, it's better to use everything you can to turn your life into a state where you can enjoy yourself. The world is wide, and what you don't like doesn't mean that others don't like or hate you.
Therefore, it is healthier to improve the skill of asking someone else to do it comfortably, and the skill of telling the best thank you. This is a super versatile skill that is both effective and cost effective. It will be more efficient to outsource to other people, and the possibility of interaction to generate innovation will increase.
Recommendation of reading
You can live as much as you want with "Being". The author's assertion strongly encourages those who are unable to take a step. This book is packed with hints to hone your "individual power" of enjoying life as it is. I would recommend this book without hesitation to those who want to have a wider range of ways of living and who want to find out what they really want to do.